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Total crime 38%
Violent crime 36%
Property crime 39%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2020 and was released from Statistics Canada.
IndexMarkham/100k peopleOntario/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,599 (estimate)3,0864,223
Violent crime667 (estimate)7921,042
Property crime1,932 (estimate)2,2943,181
Crime data for this area is not available from Statistics Canada, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.

All Crime Incidents

StatisticMarkhamOntarioNational
Total incidentsn/a595,8682,225,600
Incidents per 100kn/a4,0445,856
Change in 100k raten/a-11.0%-9.8%
All crime incidents includes all violent and property crime as well as criminal code violations (child pornography, disturbing the peace, justice violations), traffic violations (impaired driving), federal statute violations and drug violations.

Persons Charged By Age Group (per 100k)

StatisticMarkhamOntarioNational
All (12+ years)n/a1,3991,709
Youths (12-17)n/a8371,108
Adults (18+)n/a1,4441,757

Weighted Clearance Rates

StatisticMarkhamOntarioNational
Clearance raten/a4037
Clearance rate changen/a0.2%0.2%
Clearance rate violentn/a6158
Clearance rate propertyn/a3027
More severe crimes such as robberies, assault and homicides are given more weight to the overall clearance rates. Less severe crimes such as vehicle theft, fraud and mischief are given less weight to the overall clearance rates.

Key findings

  • Markham crime rates are 38% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Markham are 36% lower than the national average
  • In Markham you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Markham is safer than 84% of the cities in Canada
  • Year over year crime in Markham has not changed

Markham crime map

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The Markham crime map provides an overview of all crimes (per 100k) in Markham based on estimates. Estimates include demographic data such as, but not limited to: home prices, median household income and population density. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Markham crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a neighbourhood level.

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      Daily Crime In Markham (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Markham

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Markham is 1 in 150
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Markham is 1 in 52
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Markham is 1 in 39

      Year Over Year Crime In Markham

      StatisticMarkhamOntarioNational
      Totaln/a-8.7%-7.9%
      Violentn/a-7.9%-3.6%
      Propertyn/a-9.1%-9.8%

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Aurora, ON61,0585141,4892,003
      Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON52,0255401,5632,103
      Vaughan, ON321,9745451,5782,123
      Richmond Hill, ON215,4076051,7532,358
      Pickering, ON96,2676451,8672,512
      Newmarket, ON88,7026531,8922,545
      Ajax, ON138,3036711,9442,615
      Markham, ON359,1116671,9322,599

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Vaughan, ON321,9745451,5782,123
      London, ON421,4561,2853,7205,005
      Gatineau, QC293,6959521,8572,809
      Saskatoon, SK281,3401,3014,2035,504
      Laval, QC445,0507381,4392,177
      Markham, ON359,1116671,9322,599
      Source: The Markham, ON data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada 2020.